Location & Local Services

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Ostan Loch Altan is situated in the village of Gortahork, in the north west of County Donegal on the N56 coast road between Letterkenny (40km) and Dungloe(30k). Just a half hour drive from Donegal Airport Carrickfin, the hotel is also well served by several coach companies operating daily services from Belfast, Derry, Galway and Dublin. Plan your route to Gortahork on Google Maps View our location on Google Maps

GPS Coordinates for Satellite Navigation Systems

Our GPS coordinates are as follows:
North 55 degrees, 7.300 minutes
West 8 degrees, 7.974 minutes

Coach Services

Direct coach services to Gortahork are available from Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Galway, Sligo, & Glasgow with the following private coach operators:

John McGinley Coach Travel (Dublin - Letterkenny and Glasgow - Letterkenny)
Website: www.johnmcginley.com
Falcarragh, Co. Donegal
Phone: 00353 (0) 74 9135201

Patrick Gallagher Coaches, (Belfast - Derry - Letterkenny)
Website: www.gallagherscoaches.com
Brinalack, Gweedore,Co. Donegal
Phone: 00353 (0) 75 9131107

Collins Coaches (Glasgow - Donegal)
Website: www.collinscoaches.com
Falcarragh, Co. Donegal
Phone: 00353 (0) 74 9135412 / 65158

Feda O'Donnell Coaches (Galway - Letterkenny)
Ranafest, Annagry, Co. Donegal
Website: www.fedaodonnell.com
Phone: 00353 (0) 74 9548114

Bus Eireann run coaches through Ireland including Dublin - Letterkenny
Website: www.buseireann.ie
Phone:00353 (0) 1 8366111

Bus & Coach services in the North of Ireland

Translink has information about travel throughout the region.

Rail Services

There are no rail services in Donegal. Travel as far as Derry by train (for information Translink: www.translink.co.uk) or to Sligo (for information Iarnrod Eireann www.irishrail.ie

Sea Service

The most convenient ports for Letterkenny are Belfast Harbour and Larne Harbour.

P&O Irish Sea
Larne - Troon (Scotland), Larne-Cairnryan (Scotland), Dublin-Liverpool and Rosslare-Cherbourg
Website: www.poirishsea.com

Stena Line
Operates Belfast-Stranraer and Larne-Fleetwood, Dublin Port- Holyhead, Dunlaoghaire - Holyhead and Rosslare - Fishguard
Website: www.stenaline.ie

Irish Ferries
Routes between Ireland, Britain and France are Dublin-Holyhead, Rosslare-Pembroke, Rosslare-Roscoff and Rosslare-Cherbourg
Website www.irishferries.com

Norse Irish Ferries
Operates Belfast - Birkenhead,Port of Liverpool and also Dublin to Birkenhead, Port of Liverpool.
Website: www.norsemerchant.com


Fly to City of Derry Airport, Donegal Airport, Belfast International Airport, Belfast City Airport or Sligo Airport.

Donegal Airport
Website: www.donegalairport.ie

City of Derry Airport
Website: www.cityofderryairport.com

Belfast International Airport
Website: www.belfastairport.com

George Best Belfast City Airport
Website: www.belfastcityairport.com

Sligo Airport
Website: www.sligoairport.com


Operates between London and City of Derry Airport amongst other routes.
Website: www.ryanair.com

Easyjet Airlines
Operates many routes from Britain, including Scotland and London, to Belfast International Airport
Website: www.easyjet.com

British European
Operates many routes from Britain to Belfast City Airport
Website: www.flybe.com

My Travel Lite
Operates routes from Birmingham to Dublin and Knock.
Website: www.mytravellite.com

Aer Lingus
Operates many routes around the world to Dublin
Website: www.aerlingus.com

British Airways
Operates from Glasgow to City of Derry amongst other routes.
Website: www.britishairways.com

Local Services

Public Transport

The following bus services are available from outside the hotel.

Gortahork - Dublin:

Mon: 4.50a.m. 7.15a.m. 3.50p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday: 7.15 a.m., 3.50 p.m.
Friday: 7.15 a.m., 11.20 a.m., 3.50 p.m.
Saturday: 7.15 a.m.,3.50p.m.
Sunday: 7.15 a.m., 3.35 p.m.
Sunday: 7.15a.m., 11.30am, 3.20p.m., 5.20p.m.
Contact: John Mc Ginley Buses at 074 91 35201

Gortahork- Galway:

Monday-Saturday: 7.45 a.m., 3.10 p.m.
Friday: 10.45a.m.
Sunday: 7.45a.m., 6.00p.m.
Contact: Feda O Donnell Buses at 074 95 48114

Gortahork - Belfast

Monday- Thurdsay:8.10 a.m.
Friday:8.10a.m., 12.45p.m.
Sunday:5.20 p.m.
Contact: Paddy Gallagher Buses at 074 95 31107

Gortahork - Letterkenny

Mon-Sat:(Express): 10.20 a.m.
Contact: Lough Swilly Bus Service

Fly Donegal - Dublin (50 minute flight time!)

The airport is only 25 minute drive from the Hotel. To confirm flight details and departure times please contact Donegal Airport at 074 91 48284 or visit their website www.donegalairport.ie

Taxi Service:

There are a number of taxi firms in the area.

PR Cabs 074 9135921 / 087 6734614
Joe's Taxis 074 91 65017
Eamonn's Taxis 074 91 35417
Mc Gee's Taxis 074 91 35174
Danny Mc Fadden 074 91 65500
Manus Mc Gee 074 91 35462

There is no service after midnight during the week, unless it has been pre-booked.

Church Services

Christ The King Gortahork (Catholic)

Saturday Vigil Mass: 7.00 p.m.
Sunday Masses: 9.00 a.m. 11.00 a.m.

Holy Trinity Dunfanaghy (Church Of Ireland):

Sunday Service: 10.30 a.m.

St. John's Dunfanaghy (Presbyterian)

Sunday Service: 10.30a.m.


There are two banks located in the nearby village of Falcarragh: Allied Irish Bank and Bank Of Ireland.

Opening Hours

Monday 10.00a.m. -- 5.00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 10.00a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

There is an ATM in the Eurospar Supermarket, which is situated about 50 metres to the right of the Hotel.

Óstán Loch Altan, Gortahork, County Donegal, Ireland
T: +353 (0)74 9135267 E: eolas@lochaltan.com
Registered in Ireland. Registered No. 271288